May 2014 will go down as a memorable month here at Designers Up North for many reasons.
Firstly, we are proud and honoured to have Steve come on board as our professional photographer. Steve brings with him a wealth of experience and technical mastery with his camera, plus a great sense of humour and a passion and talent for photography we have not seen for many years. Plus he’s from just up the road in Failsworth. For those clients requiring photography, we can now place them in Steve’s capable hands – This is not only a fantastic opportunity for those able to work with him, but also means as a team we can plan and create designs, and the imagery required, together. The results are far superior than bringing in an unknown talent, or working with a clients ‘friend who has an interest in photography’.
Secondly, you may have noticed the new link in our navigation bar ‘Meet the Team‘ – We decided to introduce ourselves once we could confirm Ste would illustrate us. He promised he would make us better looking, less plump and altogether more dashing (trust me, even with Steve’s photographic talents the ‘real photograph’ route was a no-no). There was only one way we would do this, and that meant waiting for Ste to illustrate us. He has, we’re dead chuffed, and now Ste is looking after the majority of our illustration commissions.
Lastly, what a busy month. In May alone we have built 5 stunning websites for new clients, completed two high-end 64 page brochures, branded 3 new companies, and built the mother of all databases for one of our oldest clients. With our existing clients workloads running alongside we have been working late into the night and at weekends making sure each and every project was the very best we can produce.
And you know what? We love it. Bring on June.